What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the complete shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is using, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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